Makin Family History

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Makin Name Meaning

Northern English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): pet form (with the Middle English diminutive suffix -kin) of May 2. Northern English: nickname for an effeminate man, from Middle English maid(en) ‘girl’, ‘young woman’ (see Maiden) + the diminutive suffix -kin. It is possible, but unlikely, that it may also have been of more literal application as an occupational name for a female servant. Dutch: from a pet form of the Germanic name Macco (see Mack 2 and 3).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Main, Malin, Malkin, Masin, Lakin, Mackin, Mankin, Markin, Larkin

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Makin Family Origin

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Makin Family Occupations

What did your Makin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Makin. A less common occupation for the Makin family was Cotton Weaver. The most common Makin occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 5% of Makin's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Cotton Weaver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Makin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Makin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Makin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Makin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Makin. For the veterans among your Makin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Makin Life Expectancy

What is the average Makin lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Makin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Makin in 1955 was 50, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Makin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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